TELE­VI­SION NO LONGER A SMALL MEDIUM, SAYS JUHI PAR­MAR

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Tele­vi­sion ac­tor Juhi Par­mar (left) feels that Bol­ly­wood big­gies en­ter­ing the small screen space is an en­cour­ag­ing trend and proves that tele­vi­sion is no longer a small medium.

Ac­tors Amitabh Bachchan, Sal­man Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar are the big stars who have for­ayed into tele­vi­sion.

“It’s a great thing that big film ac­tors are do­ing shows on tele­vi­sion. It shows that this medium is not small,” says Juhi.

The ac­tor points out that un­like in In­dia, in the West there is no spe­cific de­mar­ca­tion among ac­tors only do­ing tele­vi­sion or films. “In the West, movie ac­tors are do­ing TV, and tele­vi­sion ac­tors are do­ing films. I think we are all per­form­ers and the medium shouldn’t mat­ter, as only the tech­nique of the shoot might be dif­fer­ent,” she says.

Juhi, who be­came pop­u­lar with her daily soap Kumkum, has been part of the TV in­dus­try for quite some­time. The 34-year-old is happy with the growth the small screen has wit­nessed over the years. “The growth has been huge. To­day, the num­ber of chan­nels and shows have also in­creased. There is va­ri­ety of­fered to au­di­ence and one can choose to watch what they want ac­cord­ing to their taste and pref­er­ences,” she says.

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